My Father's Dragon

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Random House, 1948 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages
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When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories) in Appendix B

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I bought this book, and its two companion books, for my second-grade son (who reads books so quickly I can't keep up with his reading!). I usually skim the content before handing books over, but I was ... Read full review

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The book My Father’s Dragon is about a boy named Elmer who wanted to go to Wild Island and free the baby dragon but wild animals roam the island. Elmer tricks the animals when they capture him by ... Read full review


My Father Meets the Cat
My Father Runs Away
My Father Finds the Island

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About the author (1948)

RUTH STILES GANNETT wrote My Father's Dragon just a few years after her graduation from Vassar College in 1944. It was an immediate success, becoming a Newbery Honor Book, and was soon followed by two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. All three dragon stories have been continuously in print in the more than 40 years since their publication. The author's other books include Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat- Train. She is married to the artist and calligrapher Peter Kahn. They have seven daughters and seven grandchildren.

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